A global tragedy of monumental proportions is unfolding at the top of the world, and the human race is all but oblivious to what’s happening. The Crisis Under The Ice
Signs of the permafrost melting are being revealed, which has ominous meaning for the entire Earth and it’s inhabitants. A runaway greenhouse effect can occur with the dumping of millions of tons of methane being released into the atmosphere. The planet will heat up and make human life impossible.
How fast can this happen? Very, very quickly, in a matter of months once the tipping point is reached. More methane creates more trapped heat, which releases even more methane… in a very short period of time, the planet heats up, melts more reflective ice, and unable to shed off excess solar radiation, all life on Earth dies.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Global warming is forecast to set in with a vengeance after 2009, with at least half of the five following years expected to be hotter than 1998, the warmest year on record, scientists reported on Thursday.Â Global Warming Will Step Up After 2009
And almost nobody is aware of this. The existence of new lakes in the Siberian regions are a sign this is happening now. Once the threshold is reached, there is nothing humans can do.
Everytime the climate research scientists go back, they up their estimates rather dramatically.Â The rate of ice melting has been re-estimated at 25 faster then predicted only last year. This is a common occurrence, as measurable conditions are minutely tracked.
How close are we to a temperature tipping point?Â Depends on who you talk to and what sources you cite. The published news articles talk about this “century” or even the next 50 years.
But other sources, much closer to the scientists who make these measurements aren’t nearly so optimistic. There was a lot of heated debate in the IPCC published data, many scientists felt that the report was being deliberately toned down to suppress any panic.Â But taken as a whole, from the various published sources of data, there is a dramatic upward climb leaving me to wonder just how much time we really have before the temperature tipping point is irreversible.
It’s a dicey subject, one which makes people angry, politicians bluster and scientists argue.
So we stay in denial. Unbelievable. Talk about generational irresponsibility.
The great tragedy of our day is it is going to take a monumental crisis of global proportions to wake up our populations to the dire need to change how we live. But by the time this happens, the trigger effects and tipping points would of course, all have been reached and it will be far too late to do anything about any of it anyway.
This is another way of realizing that it’s a foregone conclusion that we will not be making the changes necessary for the future generations survival now, or ever. This generation is too busy with the mundane, inane and ridiculous infotainments that pass for essential human knowledge.
Well, it’s been nice knowing (some) of you. Sorry I couldn’t say hello to the next generation.